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Class at the Calgary School for Retarded Children, [ca. 1958-1960]
Class at the Calgary School for Retarded Children, [ca. 1958-1960]
PA-3444-22

Developmenal Disabilities Resource Centre fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Minutes. -- 1952-1986
Series 2 Correspondence and subject files. -- 1952-1969
Series 3 Newsletters. -- 1957-1974
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1955-1969
Series 5 Affiliates. -- 1960-1968, 1975
Series 6 Reports, speeches and promotional material. -- 1952-1973
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1965-1969
Series 8 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000s]

Inventory

Series 1 Minutes. -- 1952-1986. -- The series consists primarily of executive minutes, but includes minutes of general meetings and committees where noted below.
M-5698-60 Minutes. -- 1952-1954
M-5698-61 Minutes. -- 1954-1956
M-5698-62 Minutes. -- 1956-1957
M-5698-63 Minutes. -- 1957-1958
M-5698-64 Minutes. -- 1959-1964
M-2120-55 Minutes. -- 1964-1967
M-2120-56 Minutes. -- 1967-1970
M-2120-58 Minutes. -- 1970-1971. -- Also includes a discussion papers entitled "Mental Retardation in the Seventies".
M-6370-65 Minutes. -- 1972-1973
M-6370-66 Minutes. -- 1974
M-6370-67 Minutes. -- January-April 1975
M-6370-68 Minutes. -- May-December 1975
M-6370-69 Minutes. -- January-July 1976
M-6370-70 Minutes. -- August-December 1976
M-6370-71 Minutes. -- January-June 1977
M-6370-72 Minutes. -- July-december 1977
M-6370-73 Minutes of general meetings. -- 1973-1975
M-6370-74 Minutes of general meetings. -- 1976-1980
M-7496-75 Minutes. -- 1978
M-7496-76 Minutes. -- January-April 1979
M-7496-77 Minutes. -- September-December 1979
M-7496-78 Minutes. -- January-June 1980
M-7496-79 Minutes. -- July-December 1980
M-7496-80 Minutes. -- January-June 1981
M-7496-81 Minutes. -- July-December 1981
M-7496-82 Minutes. -- January-June 1982
M-7496-83 Minutes. -- July-December 1982
M-7496-84 Minutes. -- January-June 1983
M-7496-85 Minutes. -- January-June 1983
M-7496-86 Minutes. -- January-June 1984
M-7496-87 Minutes. -- July-December 1984
M-7496-88 Minutes. -- January-June 1985
M-7496-89 Minutes. -- July-December 1985
M-7496-90 Minutes. -- January-June 1986
M-7496-91 Minutes. -- July-December 1986
M-2120-3 Minutes. -- 1953-1967. -- Consists of executive and general meetings, and committee reports.
M-2120-4 Minutes. -- 1956-1970. - Consists of minutes of the School Management Committee and teachers' meetings. Includes material related to J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-59 Minutes, etc. -- 1973-1975. -- Includes draft of Personnel Handbook and copy of the Constitutions and Bylaws.
M-2120-48 Minutes, proposals, etc. -- 1966-1970. -- Re Vocational Rehabilitation and Research Institute (VRRI)
Series 2 Correspondence and subject files. -- 1952-1969. - The series consists of correspondence and other records related to the organization's activities, including fundraising and the construction of schools.
M-2120-8 Correspondence - Establishment of school in Calgary. -- 1952-1959. -- Includes material related to J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-9 Correspondence - Organization for the Rehabilitation of Retarded Children in Edmonton. -- 1953-1954
M-2120-10 Correspondence - Provincial MLAs re schools. -- 1953-1968. -- Includes material related to Paul Brecken, Frederick Colborne, Arthur Dixon, Howard Macdonald, Grant MacEwan, and Art Smith.
M-2120-11 Correspondence - Dr. King (Coeur d'Alene) and Vancouver School for the Mentally Retarded. -- 1955-1959
M-2120-12 Correspondence - Centennial project, etc. -- 1954-1969. -- Includes material about assistance for children, teachers, employees, fundraising, luncheons and meetings. Includes material related to the Alberta Association for Retarded Children, Alberta Council for Crippled Children and Adults, Canadian Association for Retarded Children,
M-2120-13 Correspondence - Calgary School Board and Alberta Department of Educastion. -- 1953-1966. -- Includes material related to Anders O. Aalbourg.
M-2120-14 Correspondence - Camps and sports activities. -- 1961
M-2120-15 Correspondence - Centennial project. -- 1964-1966. -- Regarding the establishment of the Vocational Rehailbitation and Research Institute (VRRI). Includes material related to Dr. Allan G. Roeher.
M-2120-16 Correspondence - School Management Committee. -- 1965-1967
M-2120-17 Correspondence - Advance Industries workshop. -- 1966-1967. -- Includes material related to Priddy Brothers Construction.
M-2120-18 Correspondence - Donations. -- 1954-1959
M-2120-19 Correspondence - Donations. -- 1960-1961
M-2120-20 Correspondence - Donations. -- 1961
M-2120-21 Corrrespondence - Construction of school. -- 1954-1958. -- Includes material related to Donald H. MacKay; McTavish, McKay and Company; and J. Stevenson and Associates (architects)
M-2120-22 Correspondence - Construction of school. -- 1957-1958. -- Includes material related to Donald H. MacKay, and J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-23 Correspondence - Construction of school. -- 1958-1960
M-2120-24 Correspondence - Activity centre. -- 1961-1963. -- Includes material related to McTavish, McKay and Company, and J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-25 School specifications. -- 1957
M-2120-26 School specifications - Activity centre addition. -- 1962. -- Includes material related to J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-27 School specifications - South Calgary school alterations. -- 1964. -- Includes material related to J. Stevenson and Associates (architects).
M-2120-oversize

Plans. -- 1958-1962. -- 3 items. -- Consists of the following:

Proposed landscaping, Centre Avenue School (1958)
Site and main floor plan, proposed new school in South Calgary (1962)
Proposed sign, Centre Avenue School (1963)

M-2120-38 Lease with City of Calgary for land for school. -- 1959
M-2120-39 Agreement between the Calgary Public School Board, Calgary Separate School Board, and Calgary Association for Retarded Children. -- 1959. -- Re capital assistance for building construction.
M-2120-52 Pamphlet for J. Stevenson and Associates, Architects. -- n.d.
M-2120-28 Design program for the Vocational Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI). -- 1967
M-2120-47 Correspondence and reports -- 1966-1969. -- Of the school, VRRI, and Treasurer.
Series 3 Newsletters. -- 1957-1974. -- The series consists of newsletters of the organization and related groups.
M-2120-6 Monthly bulletins. -- 1957-1962. -- Of the Calgary Association for Retarded Children
M-2120-7 Monthly bulletins, entitled "Thursday Child". -- 1969-1974
M-2120-49 Newsletters re the Baker Centre. -- 1974
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1955-1969. -- The series consists of financial statements and miscellaneous records. Note: There are no records from 1963-1967.
M-2120-5 Financial statements. -- 1955-1962
M-2120-57 Financial records. -- 1968-1969
Series 5 Affiliates. -- 1960-1968, 1975. -- The series consists of records related to provinical, and international associations dedicated to the mentally handicapped.
M-2120-29 Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded. -- 1960-1967. -- Consists of correspondence, minutes, and records of activities.
M-2120-30 Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded. -- 1964-1967. -- Consists of minutes, etc.
M-2120-31 Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded. -- 1958-1962. -- Consists of minues, etc.
M-2120-32 Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded. -- 1959-1968. -- Consists of minutes, bulletins, briefs, annual reports, articles, correspondence and conference programs.
M-2120-33 Proceedings of Conference on Mental Retardation. -- 1958-1960
M-2120-34 Canadian Association for Retarded Children. -- 1961-1963. -- Consists of minutes, proceedings, etc.
M-2120-37 Canadian Association for Retarded Children. -- 1958. -- Consists of membership certificate.
M-2120-51 Brief. -- 1968. -- To Dr. W.R.N. Blair and the Alberta Mental Health Study by the Alberta Association for Retarded Children.
M-2120-50 Booklets, etc. re the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary. -- 1975 and n.d.
M-2120-46 Bulletins and notes from other organizations. -- 1959-1962 and n.d. -- Consists of material re British Schools for the Mentally Handicapped, Western Canada Epilepsy League, and Toronto Association for Retarded Children. Includes Declaration of the Rights of a Child and poetry.
Series 6 Reports, speeches and promotional material. -- 1952-1973. -- The series includes annual reports of the organization, membership lists, speeches, brochures, information sheets and newspaper clippngs.
M-2120-1 Annual reports of the Calgary Association for Retarded Children. -- 1955-1968
M-2120-2 Bylaws and name change. -- 1954 and n.d.
M-2120-35 Membership lists. -- 1952-1958
M-2120-54 Membership lists. -- 1960-1963
M-2120-36 Booklet re proposed school for Calgary's retarded children. -- 1955-1956
M-2120-40 Speeches by Christine Meikle and others re mentally handicapped children. -- 1960-1973
M-2120-41 Ways and Means Committee annual report. -- 1961
M-2120-42 Information sheets re Calgary Association for the Mentally Retarded . -- n.d.
M-2120--43 Report on brain damages class by Mrs. P. Krowitz. -- n.d.
M-2120-44 Alberta Calls magazine. -- 1962. -- With articles on telephones in Christine Meikle School.
M-2120-45 Booklet re programs of the Calgary Association for Retarded Children. -- 1964. -- Also includes material related to the Western Canada Epilepsy League.
M-2120-53 Newspaper clippings. -- 1969-1970 and n.d. -- Consists of articles about special programs, education for special students, mental retardation, VRRI, etc. Includes New Horizon periodical.
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1965-1969. -- 7 photographs. -- The series consists of views of Flowers of Hope and fundraising events held by the Calgary Association for the Mentally Handicapped.
PA-1823 Flowers of Hope parade float, children on a bus, and fundraising events. -- [ca. 1965-1969]. -- 5 photographs
PB-449 Miss Hope [child] at Flowers of Hope event. -- May 15, 1969. -- 2 photographs
Series 8 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-8571 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1986-1993]. -- 50 cm of textual records. -- Consists of minutes, newsletters, annual reports, financial statements and brochures. [accession 1997.093]
M-9628 and PD-399 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000s]. -- 1.2 m of textual records and other material. -- Consists of textual records, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and about 100 audio-visual items. [accession 2013.046 and 2014.024]
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